Friday, May 26, 2006

The Seven Heavenly Virtues of Writing

PRUDENCE-The wisdom to know you're writing what you SHOULD be writing.
TEMPERANCE-The restraint shown when you just finished a manuscript and want to shove it out the door posthaste. But instead you revise and edit.
JUSTICE-The feeling of fairness for your manuscript when it lands on the desk of a high profile agent who represents other writers who ALSO have manuscripts on his/her desk.
FORTITUDE-The strength not to pester your poor postman to death everyday and ask if you have mail. Or a package. Or anything in the way of good news.
CHARITY-The generosity you show when you've done well in your profession and reach down to help another struggling writer up.
HOPE-The expectation your manuscript will reach the right hands. In the right time. In the right place.
FAITH-The trust that your words will be treated fairly and with the due respect they deserve.



Eva Gale said...

Alright, I'm finding myself lacking in the Writing Virtue Department. List the sins. Let's see where I rank. :-)

Tori Lennox said...

I'm sadly lacking, too, unless you count the western I started writing eons ago where all the siblings were named after the Seven Virtues. *g*